Nearly seven in 10 employees are looking to leave their jobs this year for better careers, a survey found.
Malaysians are not just switching jobs to boost their careers but the decision to leave also hinged on “uncompetitive salary” (55%), “lack of recognition at the workplace” (35%) and “lack of trust in senior leaders” (21%), revealed the 2013/2014 Randstad World of Work Report.
“It is important that employers understand what motivates their employees and engage with these motivations.
“This will help business leaders inspire their staff to perform at their best, remain in the company and protect very valuable intellectual property,” said Jasmin Kaur, director of Randstad Malaysia.
The global recruitment firm noted in its report that employees tended to stay on in their present company if they have a “strong understanding of how their roles contribute to achieving organisational goals (30%) and a strong feeling of being valued and recognised (16%)”.